Still in Critical Condition After London Fire

Marco Green
June 19, 2017

They say their complaints were ignored - and fear it was because the tower was full of poor people in a predominantly wealthy borough.

The queen's official birthday is marked in June when the weather is often nicer than in April, the actual month of her birth.

The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. "The country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies".

"As recent awful events in London and Manchester have brought to light, Blue Light workers do an extremely challenging job, encountering hard and traumatic situations", he said.

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", Elizabeth said.

Earlier, dozens of people stormed the town hall building in the London's Kensington district where the tragedy was being discussed.

Some wore T-shirts with images of missing loved ones as they climbed the front steps and pushed their way into the building.

Protestors attend a rally outside Downing Street as police guard the gates; flowers are left for the victims of the blaze.

Mrs May, who on Thursday met emergency services at the fire site but did not meet locals, visited residents, volunteers and community leaders at a nearby church yesterday and was rushed away afterwards by police as an angry crowd outside shouted "coward" and "you're not wanted". The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to victims, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families.

He urged protesters to remain on scene until they receive "answers" from the council over the blaze on Wednesday.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy asserted that their investigation will "establish the facts and provide answers", as they "look into what criminal offences may have been committed".

An investigation led by a senior detective from Scotland Yard's homicide and major crime command is under way with calls for "corporate manslaughter" arrests to be made.

Police were called to the building and formed a barrier to control the situation.

Anger was directed at Tory council leader Nick Paget-Brown, who had earlier blamed Grenfell residents for not wanting the disruption of having sprinkler systems fitted.

On Saturday more than 1,000 people gathered near May's Downing Street office to protest against her plan to form a government with the support of a socially conservative Northern Irish party.

Defending the way Mrs May had handled the tragedy, First Secretary of State, Damian Green said suggestions the Prime Minister does not seem to have what it takes to respond to such a disaster were "terribly unfair". "I will help you from up there".

Alhajali, who lived on the 14th floor, was a civil engineering student at West London University.

The UK government has promised that all those left homeless by the disaster will be rehoused in the local area.

The block, which housed some 600 people in about 120 apartments, is in a low-rent housing estate next to one of the most affluent areas of Britain.

"The Prime Minister is distraught about what has happened", said Green, who was appointed May's deputy in the wake of the general election.

Barwell had told lawmakers that the government meant to review fire safety standards following a fatal fire at Lakanal House, a London high-rise in 2009. "How many children died?"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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